November 2013

Found 8 blog entries for November 2013.

photo of Point of Americas Condo on the beach in Fort Lauderdale, FloridaUnit 1202 at Point of Americas Condo in Fort Lauderdale just had a second price adjustment to $775,000 (from $799,000).  The condo was originally listed at $849,000.

A high floor, Point 2 southwest corner apartment boasts incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean and Port Everglades Inlet.  This unit is an open canvass waiting for a decorator's touch with more than 2,000 square feet of living space to create a stunning luxury ocean front residence in one of Fort Lauderdale's most prestigious condominiums.

Point of Americas offers direct access onto the widest strech of beach in Fort Lauderdale.  Residents enjoy resort amenities including 2 heated pools, club rooms, overnight suites for guests, security as well as a daily non-stop parade of boats, yachts

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View from condo for sale in Lauderdale by the Sea, FloridaWhile showing condos for sale in Lauderdale by the Sea, I was pleasantly surprised to find an oceanfront condo directly on the sand and priced for sale under $300,000.  Yes, the condo needs a complete renovation.... but, 2 bedrooms, on the sand and under $300,000 in a real estate market with very limited inventory! This is a gem waiting to be polished.

The unit faces west, so you don't have direct ocean views, but you can see the ocean from the very large covered terrace as well as from both bedrooms. You do however, have a stunning direct view of the Intracoastal Waterway, and at night; when lit up, it is magical.  

A very spacious condo with just under 1,300 square feet of interior living space offering a split bedroom plan.  All windows and a glass

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Las Olas River House Condo is a landmark in downtown Fort Lauderdale.  This 42-story tall condominium built in 2004 on the bank of the Nu River features 284 private residences many with semi-private elevators.  

With a modern "Zen" decor and architectural style, Las Olas River House re-defines elegant luxury waterfront living with residences ranging from 1,100 square feet to more than 8,000 square feet in the private penthouses all boasting panoramic views of either the river, downtown and ocean or all of the stunning views from one condo.  Residents at this luxury condo enjoy 4-star resort amenities and a short walk to all the fabulous trending shops and restaurants on Las Olas Blvd.

For more information about buying or selling Las Olas River House

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photo of yacht leaving Port Everglades InletLook what happened to pass by as I was showing condos for sale at Sky Harbour East and Point of Americas !

Fort Lauderdale is truly the Yachting Capital of the World! Residents at these buildings as well as other nearby condos in the Harbor Beach neighborhood have a daily parade of boats passing by including some of the tallest cruise ships entering and exiting the Port every week.

Last month Fort Lauderdale hosted the annual boat show featuring many of these gems!

Call me today at 954.850.2397 to view these awesome Fort Lauderdale condos with exciting views!

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A recent article in the Sun-Sentinel reported the city of Fort Lauderdale is considering changes to Las Olas Blvd to improve traffic for both pedestrians and drivers.

photo of Las Olas River House and Downtown Fort LauderdaleLas Olas Blvd known for its trendy shops and restaurants also serves as the direct route between downtown Fort Lauderdale and the beach as well as a neigborhood street for businesses, residential homes and downtown Fort Lauderdale condominiums.

The area of most concern according to experts hired by the city lies between SE 9th Avenue and SE 17th Avenue because this section is the most affected by existing traffic patterns. Consultants have suggested "better signalization, fewer lanes, more visible crosswalks, bike lanes and wider sidewalks."

At a public forum this past week, some

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In an article in the Bradenton Herald, projections are for about 528,000 travelers passing thru the Fort Lauderdale/ Hollywood International Airport during the week of Thanksgiving which runs November 24th thru December 1st.

The Broward County Aviation Department estimates there will be approximately 66,000 passengers per day and the last 2 days are expected to be the busiest as folks return home from the holiday with family and friends.

Expansion is underway for a new south runway, with completion expected year end 2014.  At present, the airport serves as a hub for more than 23 million passengers each year.  The south runway once completed, will accomodate larger commercial jet aircraft.

With anticipated direct flights from many destinations

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photo of condos in Fort Lauderdale, FloridaThe Condo & Townhome market for Fort Lauderdale Beach, Southeast and Northeast neighborhoods show October being a Neutral Market (3-6 months of inventory).  977 properties were available for sale, up 3.9% from last month and down 4.2% compared to October 2012.  Closed Condo/Townhome Sales totaled 164 units sold, up 3.8% from last month and down 1.2% from same period last year. 201 condos/townhomes went Under Contract, up 8.6% from September and up 11% compared to October 2012.

In October, the Average Median Sales Price was $226,000, down 12.7% from last month and up 16.5% from same time last year.  The Average Price For Sale was $539,000 up 1.3% from September and down 0.6% from last year.  Average Sales Price for a condo/townhouse was $308,000, down

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photo of view from terrace of Ritz CarltonThe Fort Lauderdale Luxury Condo market reveals as of September 2013 it is technically a buyer's market due to the months of inventory based on the summer's closed sales numbers; however, going into the winter months "the season", I believe the inventory will gradually decrease as the snowbirds to the north welcoming in the cold weather begin to flock south may find seller's here holding firm on their asking prices.

Total availble inventory of luxury condos for sale (priced at 1Million+) has been on a steady decline from the start of 2013.  From July thru September 2013, inventory averaged 93 condos for sale per month representing an 8.8% decrease from 3rd Quarter 2012. Pending Sales have trended up all year and averaged 8 per month in 3rd Quarter 2013

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